Rolling Away the Stones
experience in time that the personality calls the spiritual quest, is for
the soul, a waiting game.
the soul has to wait for the personality to find the shafts of light,
manifesting in time and space, through which the soul discloses its
presence. These shafts may take the form of teachings, teachers, works of
art, revelatory experiences or slow processes of realisation.
the soul has to wait for the quest to convert into the slow business of
rolling away the stones.
away the stones - dismantling the defenses against the soul, accumulated
over lifetimes - takes effort and dedication. In many respects, this is
the marriage of commitment after the courtship of the quest. Up until the
marriage the focus is upon what is out there to be acquired; after the
marriage the focus shifts to what is in here that we need to unload.
truth, the quest is not a process of discovery but rather of uncovery of
what was always there. This idea will not be new to many people.
New Age has provided many shafts and much illumination but if there is to
be transformation there has to come the time of commitment so that the
knowledge we have acquired can become a meaningful part of everyday life.
the stones can be rolled away, the knowledge has to be grounded. In this
grounding phase, routines and practices which New Age thinking has
encouraged play their part, and so too does self honesty, which, in the
main, it has not.
are many reasons why we are not honest with ourselves. They form a
spectrum, with simple unconsciousness at one end and intentional deception
at the other. Somewhere is the middle is a condition which New Age
spirituality has tended to encourage: dissembling without being aware that
it is dissemblance.
do this when we give a verbal response which indubitably represents a
spiritual truth but which happens not to be the truth of where we are in a
given situation. Used correctly, this kind of activity creates a
thought-form for the desired condition; used incorrectly, it is rank
self-deception. We need to be able to distinguish between the two and know
when to use one rather than the other, and frequently we do not.
Theosophists have been big on cosmic truths and short on self-awareness, a
blend that encourages spiritual pride and arrogance. And, sadly, this only
too evident today amongst the post-Bailey generation.
It is not what we know that counts, but how we use what we know.
a man thinks so he is, goes the popular aphorism. DK corrects this: as a
man thinks in his heart so he
the D.K. Foundation was set up in 1998, it was with the intention that
within 5 years a programme of events would be offered, designed to ground
the knowledge that we make available through the medium of astrology and
to encourage self awareness and self-responsibility.
a natal chart, a trained astrologer can see the purpose behind a life and
he can, to the best of his abilities, describe what he sees to his client.
But that is as far as astrology can take us. Each of us has to live out
that purpose through the days of our lives. There is no other time nor
place available to us.
- October 2003
October 2003 we begin to roll out the grounding programme with a weekend
residential course in Glastonbury, England. This weekend is open to
non-astrologers and astrologers alike because when it comes to grounding
knowledge, we all start from the same place: organising ourselves and
establishing disciplines in order to live what we have learned.
in 2004 we will be offering another event, a weeklong teaching intensive,
for astrologers only.
of both events are given below. We will accept bookings from January 2003